Andy L , Jun 13, 2011; 01:13 a.m.
In addition to the AF points, the D7000 adds the latest sensor, metering with manual focus lenses and some other things, but those are the big ones. If you want to save money, yes, the D90 is still a good option. A lot of are using either it or one of the other models with the same sensor (D300/D300s and D5000). If you can afford it, the D7000 represents newer technology that does better in low light situations, and you might yet find a use for the improved AF. (The AF points also include more cross-type points, which handle better in lower light.)